Home Is Where Your Trees Are


Pruning Your Shade Trees


Pruning Your Shade Trees. Part 1

"Prune my yard trees?" the old fanner snorts. "Heck, they prune themselves!" And it isn't just one old farmer. Lots of heedless home owners take the same view. Of course, they are quite right...

Pruning Your Shade Trees. Part 2

The question of when to prune trees is moot even among treemen, but their differences are largely quibbling. In a general way all will accept the classic rule, "Prune when the tool is sharp," which...

Pruning Your Shade Trees. Part 3

Finally, if the tree stands where traffic or mowing machinery must pass, eye it for ample clearance and prune accordingly. Better a few less branches than any bruised ones. Thus far we have...